Sustainability on the mind? Have a project idea to make Oxy a greener campus? We'll help you get your project started!

Meetings are held on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Studenmund Room on the 1st floor of the JSC

The ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund (RESF) was established by students of Occidental College in 2007 to fund projects and lead initiatives that make Occidental a more sustainable and environmentally just community. We are one of the four branches of Occidental’s student government: the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC). 

Our mission is to disburse student body fees with the goal of contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally just campus by means of promoting renewable energy, resource conservation, sustainable programming and workshops, food justice, environmental justice, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and by advocating for environmental sustainability, education, and awareness on campus.

We seek to empower students to carry out their visions for sustainability and environmental justice, while also making Occidental’s campus a better place to study and live. Find out more on our facebook page, Linkedin, and Instagram. Email with any questions or concerns!

We would love to hear from you. Submit comments, suggestions and general feedback here:

2019-2020 Sustainability Fund Members

President- Naomi Field '20
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Biology and Studio Art Major
Produce Personality: Mango
Naomi is interested in working in the intersection of biology and art to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public.
Treasurer- Jon Peter Ekberg '21
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Economics and Urban & Environmental Policy Major
Produce personality: Sweet Potato
Besides his interests in renewable/alternative energy, Jon enjoys long runs in the woods as well as open water swimming. 
Secretary- Hannah Sy '23
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Produce personality: Dragon Fruit 
Hannah is interested in biology with a concentration in environmental sciences. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of the chickens at FEAST, writing slam poetry and falling off her pennyboard.
Social Media Chair- Cassie Carter '20
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Urban & Environmental Policy Major, Sociology Minor
Produce personality: Kale
Cassie is a member of the Occidental softball team and is interested in the intersection between architecture and envrionmental policy.  
Diversity & Equity Board Liason- Kayla Heinze '22
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Philosophy Major, Biology Minor
Produce personality: Basil or Blueberry
Kayla loves to hike and kayak in her free time. She is interested in centering equity and indigenous activism in environmental conservation efforts.
Senate Liason- James Henderson '21
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Biochemistry Major 
Produce personality: Strawberry
James is interested in medicinal chemistry and novel drug design and development. In his free time, he enjoys cycling (mountain biking and road cycling) and working on/driving cars.
Honor Board Liason- Katherine Hines '22
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Urban and Environmental Policy Major
Produce personality: Spaghetti Squash
Katie is interested in food justice and housing equity issues. She also enjoys swimming for Oxy’s team, doing various forms of arts and crafts, and taking photos of nature.
Ian Zunt '20
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Urban & Environmental Policy Major, Spanish Studies and Art History Minors
Produce Personality: Bok Choy
Van Gonzales ‘21
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Biology Major Environmental Science Concentration, Public Health Minor
Produce Personality: Frozen Grapes
Van has been on the Women’s Soccer team here at Oxy for 3 years now and plans to play through her senior year. She would love to keep playing after she graduates, but is excited to head to grad school and study water sustainability issues and solutions. 
Spruce Bohen '21
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 
Urban and Environmental Policy Major 
Produce personality: Snap Peas 
In her free time Spruce enjoys photography and thrift shopping. As a member of Sus Fund she is particularly interested in connecting Oxy to the wider environmental justice movement.
Zoë Spearman '21
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 
Biology Major, Environmental Science Concentration
Produce Personality: Seaweed
In her free time, Zoë enjoys hiking and adventuring outside! She hopes to continue manifesting her love of the outdoors once she graduates from Oxy and inspire others to do the same.
Emma Silber '23
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Produce personality: Blackberry
Emma has always loved spending time out in nature. As a member of the Sustainability Fund, she is interested in student’s innovative sustainability projects and ideas around campus.

Advisor - Bevin Ashenmiller